Equipment

Bendix Versajust LS Slack Adjuster Photo: Bendix

News

Peterbilt Offers Bendix Slack Adjuster and Brake Options

Peterbilt announced it is offering the Bendix Versajust LS slack adjuster and Bendix Eversure spring brake as factory options for both steer and drive axles on multiple truck models.

News

Wabco Acquires Active Steering Technology Supplier

Wabco Holdings has signed an agreement to acquire RH Sheppard Co., a supplier of commercial vehicle technologies, including vehicle steering capabilities, such as active steering technology.

Products

US Liner Designs Lightweight Scuff Liner

US Liner Company has introduced Bad Wolf Scuff, a product line designed in response to customer needs for a better recycled scuff liner material.

Screenshot via TuSimple

News

Chinese Company to Test Autonomous Trucks in Arizona

TuSimple, a Chinese autonomous truck startup, has chosen Tucson, Arizona, as the site of its autonomous truck development and testing.

Photo: Jim Park

News

Peterbilt Pairs Column-Mounted Shifter with Paccar Automated Transmission

Peterbilt has announced that its ergonomically designed column-mounted shifter will be standard equipment on Model 579 and 567 trucks equipped with the new Paccar Automated Transmission.

Left to right: Christopher Jerrolds, legislative assistant, Bill Sweatman, president Marangoni Tread North America, and Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN). Photo: Marangoni Tread North America

News

Marangoni Attacks Cheap Foreign Tires with 'Retread Instead' Campaign

Marangoni Tread North America recently hosted U.S. Rep.Jim Cooper, giving a presentation to promote the use of rereads as an economically and environmentally friendly alternative to cheap foreign tires.

Videos

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Paccar Automated Transmission

When Paccar introduced its proprietary 40,000-pound on-highway drive axle the company said it was working toward a fully integrated powertrain. It had the MX engine and the drive axle and now it has unveiled the final piece, the Paccar Automated Transmission. Equipment Editor Jim Park checks it out in this Ultimate Test Drive video.

The new Paccar Automated Transmission was designed from the ground up as an automated transmission. Photo: Paccar

News

Paccar Unveils Automated Transmission for Medium-, Heavy-Duty Models

Paccar introduced the new Paccar Automated Transmission, giving it a complete proprietary and integrated powertrain. Developed with Eaton, it's the lightest heavy-duty transmission on the market for several of its medium-duty and heavy-duty models, according to the company.

The Paccar Automated Transmission: 12 forward gears and two reverse packed into a 657-pound package that was engineered from the ground up as an automated transmission. It's new to the game, but it performs like a veteran. Photo: Paccar

Articles

Test Drive: Paccar's New Automated Transmission

Paccar is the latest North American truck manufacturer to bring a proprietary automated transmission to market. HDT's Jim Park got a sneak preview of the new 12-speed Paccar Automated Transmission ahead of its official launch. Here are his driving impressions.

Photo: Nussbaum Transportation

News

Fleet Fuel Economy Increases 1% in Latest NACFE Study

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency released its 2017 Annual Fleet Fuel Study, finding that overall fuel economy rose 1% in 2016, the ninth year in a row trucking fleets in the study have recorded an increase.

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